The Wonderful Story Of God 's Creation Of The Universe

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The first two books of Genesis tell the wonderful story of God’s creation of the universe. In Genesis, Chapter I, God said “Let there be light and there was light” (New American Bible, Gen. 1:3). As God continued, he created man in his own image and likeness to carry on the work of creation that He began. The words “be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it”, indicated that God wanted Adam and Eve to be co-creators with Him (Gen. 1:28). When God gave man his first breath, it was a blessing so that the first humans could use the resources God created for them to support their lives and the lives of those who would follow them. God allowed Adam and Eve to find purpose in their work. In Genesis 1 and 2, God is viewed as a wonder -worker who created everything in six days and rested on the seventh. Work for mankind was a delight, however, not all work is seen as a blessing. In Chapter 3 of Genesis, work becomes a curse as Adam and Eve strayed from God and made mistakes that led to their eviction from the Garden of Eden. This new land would be difficult to toil and they and all humans would have to work hard to survive. The difference in how work is perceived in these chapters signifies life in its truest sense. Sometimes you have to deal with difficult situations in life, and work is not always easy. We, as sons and daughters of God, are all given all the opportunities to support ourselves but sometimes getting the results we want is difficult. Work is a…
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